Ranked #2252

Sentou Yousei Yukikaze

Alternative Titles

English: Yukikaze
Synonyms: Battle Fairy Yukikaze, Yukikaze Operation, Fairy Air Force
Japanese: 戦闘妖精雪風

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 5
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 25, 2002 to Aug 26, 2005
Producers: Bandai Visual
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Novel
Duration: 37 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.301 (scored by 3,845 users)
Ranked: #22522
Popularity: #2744
Members: 8,746
Favorites: 95
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Synopsis

This full 3DCG digital animation has story takes place in the far future after a pillar of huge fog appeared suddenly in the South Pole. This pillar, known as Jam, is actually a passage for an earth invasion.

In order to oppose the threat, the United Nations established an earth defense mechanism. Fukai Zero is a hero registered to the main force of earth defense and the special 5th flight squadron. His reconnaissance plane, Yukikaze (windblown snow) is the best tactical reconnaissance plane. His job is to collect battle information return safely to the base with the information. But one day when he about to finish his duty, an unidentified machine attacked him...

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Characters & Voice Actors

Fukai, Rei
Fukai, Rei
Main
Sakai, Masato
Japanese
Sakai, Masato
Bukhar, James
Bukhar, James
Main
Nakata, Jouji
Japanese
Nakata, Jouji
John, Tom
John, Tom
Supporting
Yao, Kazuki
Japanese
Yao, Kazuki
Cooley, Rydia
Cooley, Rydia
Supporting
Ichiryuusai, Harumi
Japanese
Ichiryuusai, Harumi

Staff

Maseba, Yutaka
Maseba, Yutaka
Producer
Iida, Umanosuke
Iida, Umanosuke
Producer, Planning
Ookura, Masahiko
Ookura, Masahiko
Director, Script, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director

More episodes Episodes(0/5)

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Opening Theme

"Engage" by Monsieur Kamayatsu

Ending Theme

"RTB" by Monsieur Kamayatsu



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lisnoire
Mar 14, 2010
Gonzo spent a lot of money on Yukikaze. As a result it isn't just eye candy, it is one lush, decadent seven course feast. The meld between hand drawn and cg is near seamless and the characters are both beautiful and realistic. Afterburners generate realistic heat waves and jet fighters leave misty contrails in alien skys. The palette is somber and a bit dream like. Technical drawings are beyond reproach and much of the sound is taken from real aircraft and well matched to the action.

The OAV is based on a novel, Sentou Yousei Yukikaze (Good Luck Yukikaze) by science fiction author Chohei Kambayashi. read more
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clicq
Mar 10, 2007
The best part about Yukikaze is the animation -- the 3D CG animation of the planes combines fairly smoothly with the 2D animation. The characters are drawn in a more realistic style than typical for anime (i.e. eyes that aren't huge). That is about all I liked about Yuikaze. The story had potential, but I think there weren't enough episodes for the information they wanted to get across. Scenes would change to something completely different without any indication or explanation, and while the confusion was meant to create a mood, I had trouble following the plot as a result; I felt like I missed an read more
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Caraniel
Apr 20, 2013
A very pretty and detailed OVA but the plot is too disjointed and confusing.

PLOT: I liked the premise of the plot and the setting of the action, but felt that the execution could have been much better. The scripting just feels random and it's almost like there are huge chunks of exposition cut from the final edit. I did like the realistic approach to warfare and the fact that there is no mecha – its all fighter jets, but I did feel that they went overboard with the techno-jargon as all that just went straight over my head! The central characters are no where near read more
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LunaWingz
Oct 18, 2010
Yukikaze is a breathtaking piece of work. At a glance it is unarguably about air battles, but don't mistake it for another 'Last Exile'.

It is a mature work that requires a lot of effort in order to appreciate. The plot is complex and spirals in a maze that makes it hard to differentiate which is reality and dreams. Though it can be hard to decipher, it corresponds to the complexity of both Yukikaze's and Rei's personality. The developing personality of Yukikaze and the repression of Rei's is fascinating and intriguing. Along with the frustration as an audience of the incomprehensible actions of Yukikaze and read more
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